Democratic Training Opportunities

August Newsletter
Maria Lynam, Chair

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July DWPA Luncheon

July DWPA Luncheon

It seems like our July luncheon meeting was eons ago. Our guest speakers, Jessi Hans, Exec. Director of Coalition for Compassion and Justice, and Carole Benedict from U.S.Vets gave us updates on their programs for the homeless. Their presentations were covered extensively in the Daily Courier. At the request of many members, Carole's PowerPoint presentation has been made available for viewing here.

Prescott City Council Elections: Ballots have been mailed! My personal recommendation is to submit your ballot using Single Shot voting for the City Council positions. Cathey Rusing is dedicated to Save the Dells and has a track record as an environmentalist who listens to experts in the field of water sustainability in addition to consultants hired by the city. She has been endorsed by Save the Dells and Prescott Good Governance. Vote for only one City Council candidate--Cathey!

DWPA News:
Jan Manolis is resigning as the DWPA Treasurer effective Aug. 31. Isabel Cerecedes is taking over her responsibilities. Jan will continue on as our Hospitality Coordinator, keeping track of luncheon reservations. On Aug. 8, Jan announced her candidacy for AZ Senate.

Haley Hyatt, Judy Stahl's campaign manager, submitted her application for the DWPA Scholarship to Emerge Arizona. She met with the DWPA Board on Aug. 7 and we unanimously approved supporting her continued education. She will become a part of a supportive national network that includes Emerge alumnae and Emerge board and advisory council members. Stahl, who is running for AZ House, was the DWPA Emerge AZ scholarship recipient in 2018.

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We are not the only organization with a new look – the Yavapai Democrats adopted a new logo and have a redesigned website. You can go there to volunteer and buy your tickets for the Truman/Clinton dinner on Sat., Sept. 21.

Truman/Clinton Dinner Tickets for Two was won by Mark Scharff! Thanks to all who purchased tickets. All the proceeds go to the Scholarship Fund.

Add these events to your calendar:

  • Wed. Aug. 21 1p or 3:30p - Learn to Use the Voter Action Network (VAN) for PC's and Volunteers! Prescott Public Library Computer Lab, For more info and link to register, email:

  • Thurs. Aug. 22 4:30-6p DWPA's Drink Liberally - 4:30-6p at Augie’s (Frontier Village) Candidates will be present seeking signatures and $5 if they are running a clean elections campaign. Bring your Dirty Money petitions! A notary will be there to notarize them. You can also pick up your DWPA name tag, if you haven't already done so (suggested donation $10).

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  • Mon. Aug. 26 5:30-8p, AZ Celebrates the 19th Amendment, ERA Task Force - Sue Marceau, Prescott AAUW, is arranging carpooling. Contact her to get on the list: or get your own group together and spend the afternoon and evening in Phoenix! Tickets through eventbrite.

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  • Fri. Sept. 20 and Sun. Sept. 22.Neighborhood Summit for Equity – Mile High Middle School, Prescott. Discussion program starts at 5:30p on Sept. 20. Workshops start at 8:30a on Sept. 22.
    Go to htpps:// for more info. DWPA is a sponsor for this event.

  • Sat. Sept. 21 1p-Panel on Immigration at the Prescott United Methodist Church, 505 W. Gurley St. This event is sponsored by PUMC, First Congressional Church and PeaceBuilders. Read more. For more information, contact

Help Wanted!

  • DWPA's annual dinner and fundraiser is coming up on Dec. 8. We are looking for silent auction donations. If you, a friend, or a business you know of can donate some high-priced ticket items, please contact me. We are looking for such things as a time-share weekend, restaurant gift certificates, art lessons, etc. Be creative in your ask. We can supply you with a form letter and in-kind donation form. (Contact

  • Learning Opportunities - Please take advantage of these free webinars offered by the Arizona Democratic Party: Check out the ADP ACADEMY - The ADP has new tools to help with every aspect of canvassing, phone banking, how to register voters, etc. You can start and stop the various webinars and they will remind you to finish!

Questions? Suggestions for future newsletters? Contact Maria Lynam, Chair (928-533-1618) or email